It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of street art and a kind of a street art hunter where ever I am.
Street art hunting in St Peters, Sydney
I did some serious hunting during my three weeks in Sydney, recently, and St Peters neighborhood turned out to be a treasure trove.
It is a suburb, 7 km south of Sydney’s CBD, just a short train ride away. Its neighboring suburb happens to be Newtown, my favourite hood in Sydney. (More about Newtown in a separate blogpost.)
So one day, I took the train to St Peters. After I got off the train, I walked out of St Peters cute, little train station in the direction of Princes Highway and Sydney Park.
May Lane is fantastic!
Going in that direction, I stumbled right away upon May Lane, the epicenter of St Peters street art.
Vibrant graffiti murals cover the walls running along the walkways on both sides of the street.
Oh my, my heart jumped! I thought it would jump out of my chest from sheer excitement and enthusiasm.
I kept walking around, since many laneways there are filled with street art.
Industrial buildings and workspaces, surrounded by street art
In some streets the buildings house businesses, workspaces and offices for small companies.
Garage doors as a canvas for street art
Other laneways have garages on both sides, that have their doors spray painted with murals, graffiti or colors.
St Peters street art – legal and supported
Street art in St Peters is legal and supported by local residents and businesses. How cool is that?!
Laid-back suburb with charming houses and lots of trees
Besides the alleys and lanes with street art, there are lovely streets in St Peters with charming houses and huge trees.
It felt peaceful and I was so charmed by this neighbourhood, that I instantly dreamt of living there.
The only disturbance was the noise of a constant stream of planes flying over the area, due to it’s position towards the airport. I spoke to a resident though, who said that that noise was no problem at all.
Hm, IF we would ever move to Sydney, I would seriously consider St Peters for renting a place.
The train would bring me to town in a jiffy, I can walk to my beloved Newtown and it’s a street art Walhalla. What’s not to like?!
If you would like to know what fascinates me so much about street art, you can read that here.
For my ultimate guide to street art in Singapore, go here.
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